The Counterfeit Kit Challenge in August is all about summer and with Challenge #2 Master Forger has prompted us to make a project about:
"What is summer to you? What do you like to do? Do you like to read a book on the patio, garden, bird watch, or watch the kids play in the sprinkler?"
Just a reminder of my kit this month...
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I decided to record a trip to the fair recently. Cranger Kirmes (funfair) is the second largest in Germany (after Oktoberfest) and the largest in North Rhine-Westphalia. It's a local legend and we managed to get there this year after several years of missing it. I planned our time there so that we would be able to get some great light-filled photos.
I raided the chipboard shapes as well as the Shimelle sticker book for anything that I thought could work for my theme and was really happy to find as many small items as I did to decorate the corners of my layout.
A sprinkle of mists and dots were the perfect final touches.
I like playing around with language and have mixed up English with German, even using the slang name for the area where we live here - the "Pott". It won't say anything to anyone who's not from round here but I like to show how connected to my adopted homeland I am!
I added in this alphabet after I realised that I didn't have enough of the letters I needed in the pack of Thickers that I'd included in my kit!
I wanted to use as many photos as I could and printed out 8 shots at just under 2x3 inch - 4 landscape and 4 portrait. Rather than lining them up in a standard grid, I played around to offset them into a pleasing pattern which would also give me space for the two 4x3 cards. I'm really surprised that I was able to fit so many elements onto the page including a large title in several places. I hope you can still see enough of the paper in the background too - so pretty!
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